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The Adventures of PINOCCHIO

By Robin Belfield and Simon Slater

Based on the original story by Carlo Collodi

"a delightful choice ... excellent performances." The Stage

"...an absolutely spellbinding theatrical treat..." British Theatre Guide

Thu 21 Nov 2013 - Sun 05 Jan 2014

 “…a delightful choice…” The Stage

"...the perfect alternative to the traditional pantomime..." British Theatre Guide

“…light-hearted and creative production.” The Stage

"... this is the ideal family Christmas show..." British Theatre Guide

Geppetto, the old wood carver, sets to work making a puppet out of an old piece of wood.  But something magical happens. The puppet comes to life!  This is the tale of the mischievous and cheeky Pinocchio. No matter how hard he tries to be good, he just keeps getting in to trouble. And he can’t hide the fact that he’s telling tales because his nose gives him away by growing longer and longer.

This is the endearing and fun-filled story of the naughty runaway puppet with dreams of becoming a real boy.  Pinocchio tumbles in and out of adventures, as he tries to make his way back to Geppetto.  But if he wants to find his way home and become human, he must first learn to be brave, honest, and generous.

A much loved tale with laughs a-plenty, full of memorable characters and toe-tapping music re-told by Robin Belfield and Simon Slater.

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Tickets: £18.50, £15.50, £10.50

Suitable for age 4 upwards
Please note, no babies or children under 3 will be admitted into the auditorium.

Performance Times

Thursday 21 Nov: 10.30pm and 7pm
Friday 23 Nov: 10.30am and 2.30pm

All Saturday performances: 2.30pm and 7pm

15 December and 5 January:  1pm and 5pm
Friday 22 Nov to Thursday 19 Dec: 10.30am and 2.30pm 
Please note, these performances are primarily for schools but booking is open to all.

Friday 20 Dec: 10.30am and 7pm
Monday 23 Dec: 2.30pm and 7pm
Tues 24 Dec: 10.30 and 2.30pm
Tues 31 Dec: 1pm and 5pm

Wednesday 26 December  to Saturday 4 Jan: 2.30pm and 7pm

Performance Running Times
First Act:         50 mins
Interval:           20 mins
Second Act:    40 mins

Directed by Robin Belfield
Original music by Simon Slater
Designed by Karen McKeown
Lighting designed by Mark Dymock
Sound designed by Rob Jones
Assistant director Abigail Pickard-Price